ISBN-13: 9780415216883 / Angielski / Miękka / 2001 / 176 str.
This edited collection focuses on the issues, practices and experience of using new technology for learning through distance education. The book explores case studies of learners from around the world and by drawing together their various experiences the book provides guidelines for effective use of technologies that practitioners and providers will be able to make use of. The book promotes cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary perspectives, acknowledges gender issues and proposes context-sensitive guidelines for learning technologies use. Exploring Learning Technologies is divided into four parts: Part One looks at personal understandings of reflective practice and the orientation towards technology. Part Two analyzes selected papers in the fields of: administration/management; frontline views from teachers/designers/librarians/counsellors; policy; technology implementation and gender issues. Part Three uses the information provided in the previous papers to produce a model of reflective practice. Elements, issues and concerns for practitioners in the developing world are also discussed. Part Four focuses on guidelines for practice and implications for the future.